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Fisher-Price Recalls Thousands of Baby Swings

Baby swings can be a lifesaver for parents of small children. However, product defects can pose serious dangers. Earlier this month, Fisher-Price announced the recall of 34,000 cradle swings.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), when the seat peg is not fully engaged, the seat can fall unexpectedly. This clearly poses a risk of injury to the child. Fisher-Price has received two reports of a seat peg coming out from the seat, which caused it to fall. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

The cradle swings were manufactured in Mexico and sold between November 2015 and March 2016 at Target, buybuybaby, Amazon and other national retailers. They cost approximately $170.

The recall involves three models: CHM84 Soothing Savanna Cradle 'n Swing, CMR40 Sweet Surroundings Cradle 'n Swing, and CMR43 Sweet Surroundings Butterfly Friends Cradle 'n Swing. The swings have two different swinging motions - rocking side-to-side or swinging head-to-toe, and six different swing speeds from low to high. The product number is located on the seat under the pad.

Due to the serious fall hazard, parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the recalled cradle swing and contact Fisher-Price for revised assembly instructions.

If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to a recalled or otherwise defective swing or other children’s product, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal rights, contact a San Diego product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.